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Co-performing tourism places: The "Pink Night" festival

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posted on 10.05.2016, 09:54 by Massimo Giovanardi, Andrea Lucarelli, Patrick L’Espoir Decosta
This paper adopts an ecological perspective to analyze the practices and processes inherent in encounters between residents and tourists. The study contributes to the literature on performance and performativity, seen as a novel theoretical approach in tourism studies, by proposing the concept of performative field, which enables a holistic and ecological consideration of the performances and relationships in tourism. This is in contrast with the binary logic emerging from the available studies, where confrontation between "hosts" and "guests" as two well-distinguished performative forces appears to be the norm. The study draws on non-representational theories and illustrates its arguments through an investigation of the "Pink Night" (La Notte Rosa), an annual festival staged along the Romagna coastal region - a most renowned Italian mass-tourism destination.

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Citation

Annals of Tourism Research, 2014, 44 (1), pp. 102-115

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Management

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Annals of Tourism Research

Publisher

Elsevier Masson

issn

0160-7383

Acceptance date

11/09/2013

Copyright date

2013

Available date

01/01/2017

Publisher version

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160738313001254

Language

en